Kennedy Cantala 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2022 Kennedy Cantala. The race will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022, and will be part of Derby Day at Flemington.

Some of the world’s best mile horses will collide in one of four Group 1 races on the day.

We provide you with Kennedy Cantala tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream of the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & ReplaysOdds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Kennedy Cantala

2022 Kennedy Cantala Race Schedule

Date October 29, 2022
Track Flemington
Ditance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Quality
Prizemoney $1,500,000
Age No Age Restrictions

Kennedy Cantala Tips

Looking for the winner of the Kennedy Cantala can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Kennedy Cantala runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 tips to help you back the winner.

Our tipster will provide his 2022 Kennedy Cantala tips and selections following the barrier draw.

Kennedy Cantala Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 Kennedy Cantala free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

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Latest Kennedy Cantala News

Kennedy Cantala Nominations

Nominations for the Kennedy Cantala will close at 12pm on Monday, October 24.

Below are the nominations from 2021:

Horse Trainer
1 ARAMAYO Chris Waller
2 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller
3 BALLET MASTER (NZ) Chris Hyland
4 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings
5 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney
6 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
7 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander
8 EMBOLISM Danny O’Brien
9 FLASH AAH Matt Kropp
10 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller
11 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup
12 JUST FOLK Josh Julius
13 KAHMA LASS (NZ) Jamie Richards
14 KIKU Chris Waller
15 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
16 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Jarrod Austin
17 LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ) Michael Hickmott
18 LOVE TAP Richard & Michael Freedman
19 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker
20 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes
21 ONLY WORDS (NZ) Chris Waller
22 PRIDE OF JENNI Symon Wilde
23 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
24 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
25 ROMANCER (NZ) Grahame Begg
26 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
27 SIRILEO MISS Symon Wilde
28 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
29 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien
30 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney
31 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra

 

Kennedy Cantala Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Kennedy Cantala will be declared at 9:30am on Wednesday, October 26.

Below is the field and barrier draw from 2021:

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 13 58kg
2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings James McDonald 15 57.5kg
3 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 14 56kg
4 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 10 55kg
5 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Ms Linda Meech 4 54kg
6 ARAMAYO Chris Waller Glen Boss 3 53.5kg
7 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Jye McNeil 16 53.5kg
8 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 7 53kg
9 KAHMA LASS (NZ) Jamie Richards Michael Dee 1 52kg
10 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 9 52kg
11 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 12 52kg
12 JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 2 52kg
13 ROMANCER (NZ) Grahame Begg Will Price (a) 8 52kg
14 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 6 52kg
15 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Yendall 11 52kg
16 FLASH AAH Matt Kropp Ms Madeleine Wishart (a) 5 52kg

See the 2022 Kennedy Cantala field & barrier draw here.

2021 Kennedy Cantala Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 12 56kg $8
2nd ICEBATH Brad Widdup Jye McNeil 14 53.5kg $6.50
3rd CASCADIAN James Cummings James McDonald 13 57.5kg $13
4th MR BRIGHTSIDE Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 5 52kg $5
5th KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Yendall 9 52kg $26
6th JUST FOLK Josh Julius Dean Holland 2 52kg $61
7th CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 10 52kg $7
8th RIODINI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 8 55kg $17
9th ARAMAYO Chris Waller Glen Boss 3 53.5kg $6.50
10th QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 7 52kg $15
11th BUFFALO RIVER Michael Moroney Ms Linda Meech 4 54kg $21
12th ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 11 58kg $41
13th ROMANCER Grahame Begg Will Price (a/48kg) 6 52kg $61
14th KAHMA LASS Jamie Richards Michael Dee 1 52kg $31

See more Kennedy Cantala results and replays here.

Kennedy Cantala Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2022 Kennedy Cantala betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race.

Kennedy Cantala History

The Kennedy Cantala is a Group 1 handicap event run during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in late October or early November.

The race is run over 1600 metres and carries prizemoney of $1,500,000.

In a change to the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s racing program, the Victorian Racing Club (VRC) announced that the Emirates Stakes (held on the final day of the carnival) would become known as the Kennedy Cantala and moved to be run on Derby Day, while the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes would be renamed to the Emirates Stakes and moved to the final day, Stakes Day.

In recent years, the Kennedy Cantala has increased significantly in prizemoney and is widely regarded as one of the richest mile races in the country. It rates just as high as the Autumn Carnival equivalent, the Doncaster Mile.

The race holds a honour roll of winners which reads as a who’s who of mile performers. Names such as Storm Queen (1966), Vain (1969), Family Of Man (1978) Better Loosen Up (1989) and Shaftsbury Avenue (1990) have taken out the race.

In more recent years, winners such as Testa Rossa (2000), Desert Eagle (2001), Happy Trails (2012), Boban (2013), Turn Me Loose (2015), Le Romain (2016) and Shillelagh (2017) have also won the event.

Lead-up races to consider are the Group 1 Toorak Handicap over 1600 metres run on Caulfield Stakes day and the Group 2 Crystal Mile run two weeks later at Moonee Valley. A select few may also come through the Group 1 Cox Plate over 2040 metres run the same day.

Kennedy Cantala Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Superstorm
2020 Yulong Prince
2019 Fierce Impact
2018 Best Of Days
2017 Shillelagh
2016 Le Romain
2015 Turn Me Loose
2014 Hucklebuck
2013 Boban
2012 Happy Trails
2011 Albert The Fat
2010 Wall Street
2009 All American
2008 All Silent
2007 Tears I Cry
2006 Divine Madonna
2005 Valedictum
2004 Sky Cuddle
2003 Titanic Jack
2002 Scenic Peak
2001 Desert Eagle
2000 Testa Rossa

TOP 5 Kennedy Cantala Winners

See which champion gallopers made out Top 5 Kennedy Cantala Winners list

FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE

Flemington first opened in 1840 and was known originally known as Melbourne Racecourse. The original approach road to the racecourse passed through a property owned by James Watson.

He named his property Flemington after his wife’s hometown of Flemington in Morayshire, Scotland and it is believed that this is how the racecourse’s name was first introduced.

Since then, the track has become the centre-point of Australian thoroughbred horse racing. It was added to the Australian National Heritage list in November 2006 and the site is also listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

The land in which Flemington racecourse now stands was owned by Robert Fleming who intended to use the area for farming cattle and sheep, along with running a butchery in the early 1800’s.

In 1864, the Victoria Racing Club was introduced to Flemington and up until 2001 acted as the principal authority responsible for managing the racing at the track and across Victoria, Australia.

Flemington hosts a total of 14 Group 1s throughout the Australian racing year, headed by the Melbourne Cup and Victoria Derby in the Spring Carnival in October and November.

The Melbourne Cup has been the centrepiece throughout the history of Flemington Racecourse. The two-mile handicap contest is the richest in the Australian racing calendar and routinely draws hundred of thousands of racegoers to the course each November.

Since its first running in 1861, the Melbourne Cup has produced a vast variety of longing memories at Flemington, both on and off of the track. The blend of over 100,000 attendees and world class thoroughbred racing adds further gloss to Flemington’s already rich history.

In 1875, the Melbourne Cup was awarded public holiday status due to the demand for Australian citizens to witness the unparalleled experience that the raceday provides.

FLEMINGTON TRACK DESCRIPTION

Flemington racecourse boasts a large pear shaped course with a circumference of 2,400 metres. It also has a straight six-furlong home-straight known as ‘The Straight Six’ which hosts many of Australia’s most valuable sprint contests including the Darley Classic.

Racing at Flemington is run in an anticlockwise direction making it a left-handed track with a long, sweeping final turn before the straight.

The track itself underwent a number of improvements during the early 21st century, including a new $45 million grandstand which opened in 2000.